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The primary difference between Prosumer and Consumer camcorders is the presence of larger lenses and imaging chips in prosumer camcorders for superior optics and low light performance.

The best prosumer camcorders often come with a lot of pro-grade features - flash media as well as hard drive, full-HD capability, good capacity HDD, high-end CCD, memory still resolution of over 2 megapixels, a good 10x or above optical zoom - all this integrated into as small a frame as possible, compact prosumer camcorders weigh just about a pound.

Canon is by far the leading brand behind the best prosumer camcorders - though ensure that you get - extra manual control options, above-average video resolution and great-looking low-light output over and above the standard and specialised goodies.

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Sony HDR-PJ650V

Sony HDR-PJ650V High Definition Handycam Camcorder


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Release Date
Jan 2013
Jan 2012
Jan 2012
Feb 2011
Jan 2011
HDD Size
32.0 GB
96.0 GB
96.0 GB
32.0 GB
32.0 GB
Optical Zoom
12.0 x
10.0 x
10.0 x
10.0 x
12.0 x
Recording Format
Flash Media, High Definition
Flash Media, High Definition
Flash Media, High Definition
Flash Media, AVCHD
Flash Media, High Definition, AVC, H.264, MPEG
Recording System
NTSC
NTSC
NTSC
NTSC
NTSC
Camcorder Type
Digital
Digital, Analog
Digital
Digital
Digital
Memory Still Resolution
5.02 MegaPixels
24.1 MegaPixels
6.14 MegaPixels
2.07 MegaPixels
14.2 MegaPixels
Recordable Media
MPEG-4, MPEG-2, AVCHD
Flash Media
AVC
Flash Media
Flash Media
Use
Video
Video, Photo Viewing, Music
Video, Photo Viewing
Video

Solidly built all around

Fantastic optical image stabilization

Spendy, but worth every cent.

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built-in optical viewfinder and solid build quality

Generally excellent video quality and a straightforward.